There are many investigative journalists who already do a fine job of exposing corrupt corporate and political officials. In contrast, I’m focused on exploring and empirically quantifying how corporate, economic, and governmental stewardship impacts the long-term quality of life of human societies. The day-to-day soap opera of “politics” and the corporate propaganda that dominates the news cycle in the media is usually irrelevant to the broader historical trends and rhythms that determine the economic, political, and cultural fate of human civilizations. From this perspective, the names of the politicians and talking heads that rise and fall during each election cycle are almost completely irrelevant.
What really matters is the institutional positions that senior governmental and corporate officials control within a society and the institutional incentive structures that govern their behavior. This is their “position power,” not their “personality power” (although sometimes personality power can corrupt the institutional integrity of governments and corporations, which I’ve written about elsewhere). We can more effectively analyze their behavior, policies, and corresponding consequences in the world by ignoring the distractions associated with all the personality-driven political drama that generally conveys no substance or insight into the long-term impact of their policies. Demonizing, indicting, and antagonizing people personally only triggers irrational, ego-driven counter-attacks, which adds no value to this nonpartisan process. For a deeper understanding of this philosophy, read my article about Political Redemption & Reconciliation